A protester launches a pole onto the tracks of the Airport Express. Photo: Sam Tsang

Masked protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong airport and trash railway station, forcing desperate travellers to head to city on foot

  • Protesters prevented from entering airport by a court injunction cause chaos outside the terminal building and leave transport in disarray
  • Sunday’s protests followed a night of violence after tens of thousands joined an illegal march that descended into pitched battles with riot police
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester launches a pole onto the tracks of the Airport Express. Photo: Sam Tsang
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As it happened: Tung Chung mayhem after Hong Kong airport protesters go on rampage, shutting down train service

  • Demonstrators hoping for repeat of two weeks ago when sit-in forced cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights
  • Chaos causes Airport Express shutdown, with the line opening only hours later
Photo: Edmond So
Topic |   Hong Kong protests